It was late one night after work and my wife and I were sitting on the back porch talking and relaxing with a glass of wine. It had been a long day at work for me and a long day for my wife. What a better way to relax at midnight than with a glass of wine and the lady of my dreams. But, this time of relaxing got interrupted, by you guessed it, diabetes.
Sitting there we heard a little voice, half crying, “mommy, daddy”, my wife replied we’re out here honey. She immediately came to the back door and seemed to forget the calamity that had befallen her. “What are you guys doing, she ask”. “We are just sitting here talking, what’s wrong” my wife asks. “My mini is beeping” (CGM), by that time I had went to the door and check her mini, high alarm had awoken her. The graph had her trending down slightly and 220 was no call to arms. I scoped her up in my arms and carried her back to my chair and sat down.
I don’t know why I didn’t send her strait back to bed, but I guess a little cuddle time was not all that bad. Soon she began to ask about the noises she heard. I told her they were frogs, crickets and bugs signing there songs. I think she liked the sound they made and the fact they were singing.
She saw some street light through the trees and ask if they were stars. I told her to look up in the sky, and told her those are the stars. “Oh wow”, she said. I pointed out some of the bigger stars and she ask what their names were. I gave my best answers and I’m sure she would have believed next to anything I said. I carrier her around the yard bit and pointed out the bigger stars and got some better views through the trees. I promised to take her to my parents house soon to watch the stars, they are so much brighter there.
We both enjoyed it. She is my youngest and is 5 years old. She is still small enough to carry around (without getting exhausted right away), but that time is getting less. I’ll take every chance I can get to share a special moment like that. So for a few minutes that night she got to be little star gazer.